Maddie Ziegler Outfits That Prove The 'Dance Moms' Star Is A Total Teen, Both On & Off The Red Carpet

In middle school, we all had that one friend whose wardrobe we coveted — usually because her clothes were so much more trendy, sophisticated, and chic than what was in our own closets. Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler's outfits prove that she's undoubtedly that girl in her friend group. Actually, come to think of it, I'm a 20-something who is consistently wowed by Maddie's wardrobe choices.

And, I'm not the only one — earlier this year, Elle selected Maddie to be their New York Fashion Week correspondent, for good reason. Maddie is certainly stylish beyond her years, but her outfits are always age-appropriate as well as chic — she recently told Elle that she's not allowed to wear heels. She arrives to every award show and red carpet event dressed to kill, and her day-to-day clothes are casual but trendy. Even Maddie's attire during classes and rehearsals on Dance Moms is enviable — the only downside is that it leaves viewers with the overwhelming urge to buy out entire sections of Lululemon (and trust me when I tell you such shopping sprees can leave a serious dent in your bank account).

Let's take a look at some of Maddie's best outfits from the past year that prove her fashion sense is almost as impressive as her dance skills:

1. Nylon Young Hollywood Party

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This black and white romper is the perfect combination of chic and adorable. Maddie's black sandals are an excellent choice — they keep the look simple and elegant.

2. Jeans & Converse

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The patterned jeans make this an eye-catching look and Maddie keeps it casual by pairing them with Converse and a sporty jacket that has just enough pink trim to make it fun and feminine.

3. New York Fashion Week

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I love the pairing of polka dot pants with patterned shoes. Maddie's sweater adds the perfect pop of color to this outfit.

4. ASTRA Awards

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This red carpet oufit is simple, chic, and elegant. The flared skirt and silver belt are perfection, but Maddie better watch out because surely any teen actress in Hollywood who sees this look will be clamoring to borrow the dress for her next big event.

5. Sassy T-Shirt

But, seriously, where can I get this "I Never Liked You Anyway" tee?

6. Billboard Visit In NYC

Maddie looks right at home in NYC with this all-black ensemble, but the sparkly detailing on her jacket keeps the outfit dynamic and interesting.

7. Pitch Perfect 2 Premiere

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Maddie recently attended the Pitch Perfect 2 premiere in one of her most fashion-forward ensembles yet. Orange is a tough color to pull off, but she makes it look as effortless as her turns. I love the hemline and the white collar, and her black and white sandals complement the outfit perfectly.

8. Reality TV Awards

This checkered black and white dress paired with white shoes and a pink clutch is timeless and chic.

9. Shorts & T-Shirt At Home

Most of Maddie's outfits have a very classic feel, so I love this departure into hippie chic. The ripped jean shorts, gray t-shirt, and red corduroy vest make her look like she'd fit right in at Woodstock.

Maddie's ability to effortlessly pull off a range of attire, from casual to sophisticated, make her a person to watch in the fashion world as well as the dance world.

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